I am sending you a quick hello from London town today. It’s fun time with my friend Miri and after a looong day wandering through the city yesterday, we needed something to refresh us and fill our stomachs before we went out last night. A quick midnight snack so to say. So I engineered a spaghetti meal à la chef Schese. Summa summarum, I spent about 15 minutes preparing it. What’s great about this recipe is that you can make it with literally nothing in your fridge (you might need to steal a few things from your roommates though ;)
1/2 pack pasta (250g or 1/2 lb), can be spaghetti, tagliatelle or whatever you have on storage
1 small onion
3 slices bacon, cut in small pieces (for a veggie version leave out the bacon)
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon tomato paste
herbs (dried or fresh): basil, herbes de provence (e.g. oregano, rosemary, tarragon)
salt & pepper
dark balsamic vinegar (optional)
parmesan cheese (optional)
1) In a small pan, saute the onion together with the bacon in about 1 tablespoon olive oil. Meanwhile, start boiling the water for your pasta (see instructions on package, about 1 liter of water should be enough).
2) Add the tomato paste, a sip of water and season with herbs. Mix well and put aside.
3) When the water is boiling, add a pinch of salt to it and boil the pasta according to its cooking time.
4) Drain the spaghetti under cool water and put them back in the pot. Then add the sauce, the remaining olive oil, season with salt & pepper and stir well.
5) Sprinkle with dark balsamic vinegar, decorate with chives or whatever edible decoration is available (e.g. parmesan) and enjoy.